DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW ASSESSMENT METHOD FOR THE REBOUND JUMP TEST

  • Amane Zushi
  • Yasushi Kariyama
  • Takuya Yoshida
  • Ryohei Hayashi
  • Kazutaka Takahashi
  • Koji Zushi
Keywords: stretch-shortening cycle movement, performance variables, joint kinetics

Abstract

We have proposed a new assessment method using joint kinetics and performance variables in the rebound jump (RJ) test. Twenty-seven male jumpers performed the RJ test. The Quick Motion Analysis System (jointly developed with DKH Inc.) was used to measure joint torque, power, and work of the three lower limb joints in real time, with high precision. High-performance jumpers had high performance values and showed a significantly large amount of joint work in the ankle and hip joints on the RJ test. Comparison of the work of the three lower limb joints confirmed a conflicting relationship between the hip and knee joints and that of the ankles, indicating that this new system is useful for evaluating joint kinetics of the three lower limb joints and may contribute greatly to the assessment of muscle strength and power.
Published
2016-05-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities